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Road America 1st lap wreck - The video you have been waiting for.... or not.


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I notice our #91 car representing it's inability to brake for turns on Day 1. We were having severe rear lockup issues under braking, which lead to a rear-right tire flat-spotting down to the cords and spin-happy handling. Apologies to other teams/corner workers for all that drama. We "fixed" it by completely disconnecting our rear brakes for the second half of Day 1 into Day 2.

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I was slightly behind all of this and I think the neon/rx7 wreck happened almost simultaneously or shortly after. As I was coming into T5 the neon was spinning on the inside and then once around that the cars were parked on the uphill run to T6 as shown in the video.

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#15 Green Neon- start & end to our week-end. We fought it to get 3 more laps but burned up a pile of parts to do so. With luck driver Chris will post the rear view.

You guys put up an AMAZING effort!! It was a pleasure meeting you as well. Hope you can get the car back together and keep it racing.

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I was slightly behind all of this and I think the neon/rx7 wreck happened almost simultaneously or shortly after. As I was coming into T5 the neon was spinning on the inside and then once around that the cars were parked on the uphill run to T6 as shown in the video.

Ya after seeing Vanq's footage you can see the black car off on the grass - as the neon skids across the track
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I was driving our car and came over the hill and watched the neon start to fish tail then hit the wall. I backed up quite a bit to make sure I didn't get in the way. When I came around the turn to go up the hill is when I saw another accident.

I just didn't understand people pushing so hard on the first lap with it being cold and damp still.

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Yeah I pooped a little when you guys hit us. My initial response was that we were done and that the axle was probably bent. Also I watched my side view mirror fly up 40 feet or so into the air. LOL. Yeah lap one wrecks suck! At least we were able to knock it all out with hammers and only loose about 4-5 laps.

Thanks for the battle scars, glad everyone involved in that corner was ok though. I will post up our videos soon. We had 2 go pro's running.

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Why did the green neon spin out? Just locked up the brakes?

I didn't hear massive lockup or see smoke but something definitely got him loose...

Call it pretty aggressive driving for the first time in the car, wet track, tires and brakes that weren't up to temperature, and I'm sure a million other possible causes... End of the day I set up the car to go fast on a dry track, and it looks like it was too much for the driver in these conditions.

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I didn't hear massive lockup or see smoke but something definitely got him loose...

Call it pretty aggressive driving for the first time in the car, wet track, tires and brakes that weren't up to temperature, and I'm sure a million other possible causes... End of the day I set up the car to go fast on a dry track, and it looks like it was too much for the driver in these conditions.

If this guy was a seasoned driver he should of know better.If he was a inexperienced driver the team captain should'nt of put him in the car for the first stint.

Eitherway,he showed no respect of his fellow teamates and the other competitors.

As my late grandfather told me "theres a time and a place for everything".That was'nt the time nor the place!

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He is an experienced chump, and I'm sure if he had a reset button he would have played it differently next time... sadly I haven't figured out how to build that feature in and keep it under the $500 cap.

Yeah i understand we all make mistakes and hopefully we learn from them.Just has to suck when its on video for everyone to admire.
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